The Tweetable Pope

The Tweetable Pope

The Tweetable Pope

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From the beginning, with his commitment to ‘remember the poor,’ Francis embarked on a mission to ‘rebrand’ the Church so that it better reflected its founder, Jesus Christ, instead of preserving institutional power and prestige. Amid surprising pronouncements and reforms and a humble and humorous approach to his office, Francis’ most surprising strategy may be his decision to leverage a modern innovation that his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, had begun to use: a Twitter account with which, for the first time in history, the pope can communicate directly with his global flock.

With more than 21 million followers reading Tweets in 9 languages, Francis regularly posts his 140-character (or less) sermons a few times each week. With chapters on the primary themes used in Francis’s Tweets, O’Loughlin explains the biographical and historical context for what the pope writes as well the spirituality these posts embody.